Monday, April 13, 2009
I Finally Saw The Twilight Movie
You may recall from posts on my old blog that I have read the Twilight books and loved them. My best friend introduced me to them last fall. I flew through the first 2, Twilight and New Moon, in about a week and a half. I got the other two, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn for Christmas, but I didn't read them until a few weeks ago, and again flew through them.I know they are not for everyone, but I really enjoyed them.
I tried to avoid the ads for the film, though, because I didn't want it to ruin the images in my head until I had finished reading.
My best friend got the movie for her birthday last week and she invited me over to watch it with her this weekend.
It turned into a bit of a party. She had gone to the theater to see it with her teenage nieces, but they wanted to see it again, so they invited themselves over. Her soon-to-be-sister-in-law also loves the books and hadn't seen the movie, so she came over to watch. The men were in charge of my friends toddler and infant.
I'm not going to declare it a great film, but it was fun.
I think I had more fun watching it with them because of the comments we were making. My friend's one niece is a film major and she was telling us some inside stories that had us laughing. My friend's soon-to-be-sister-in-law is considering including some of the dialogue into her vows, calling her fiance "Edward" and sprinkling him with glitter so he shimmers like Edward in the sunlight.
It was a lot of fun.I had heard some people say Twilight is the best movie and other say it's horrible.
It's not what I would consider the best movie. I can't say I would watch the movie again. Maybe when the next one comes out, I might watch it before seeing the second one. But I also wouldn't say it's the worst. It's fun. Close enough to the book to not make me mad like most book adaptations do.
I'm curious to watch the next one, New Moon, when it comes out in November. I'm especially curious to see how they make Jacob grow so much, how they portray the wolves and seeing if the way I imagined the Volturi is the way they do.